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Piffaro at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
December 19, 2008 - 8:00 PM

In many rural cathedrals of 16th century France, a midnight mass on Christmas eve was a joyous celebration filled with music, dance and theater. Parishioners heard not only sacred chant and polyphony, but also the rustic texts and tunes of French Noëls

A 16th century manuscript of these old texts, housed in the Rare Book Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be our source for these Noëls, and the Missa Voulant honneur by Claudin de Sermisy, based on a French chanson, will provide the framework of the program. The manscript’s illustrations of dancing peasants, musicians playing shawms, recorders, hurdy-gurdy and the like, even featuring a bagpipe playing pig and a dancing dog, will also play an important role.

Piffaro members, together with guest artists soprano Laura Heimes and tenor Philip Anderson, will be joined by actors Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, who will help bring the characters from this manuscript alive.

December 19, 2008, 8:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Road, Philadelphia, PA.

Ticket prices for this season are:
$35 Preferred Seating
$30 Preferred, Senior Discount
$30 General Seating
$25 General, Senior Discount
$15 Students

For additional information, visit www.piffaro.org.

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April 25 2014
Apr-25-2014
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lambertville, NJ, presents recorder player Lewis R. Baratz & harpsichordist Sean Price in a program of music written between 1680 and 1730 for recorder and harpsichord.  Works by Van Eyck, Loeillet, Handel, Telemann, and Bach.  Suggested donation $20 to benefit the St. Andrew's Church music program. Friday, April 25, and 8 PM. St. Andrew's Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville, NJ.  For more information contact 609-397-2425 or visit standrewslambertville.org.

Flauto Dolce Duo is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 27 2014
Apr-27-2014
"German Giants," works by Bach, Handel, Telemann and others.  La Bernadinia:  Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba;  and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord

Sunday, April 27th, 3:00 PM
University Lutheran Church
3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Free will Offering

For more information, visit http://www.bernardinia.org/2013-14

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
May 03 2014
May-03-2014
Le Triomphe de l'amourl,** presents:  "Back to Nature."  Just in time for Spring, Le Triomphe de l'amour returns to nature in this program of French Baroque music inspired by the natural world.  On period instruments.  May 3, 2014, pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM; concert begins at 8:00 PM.

Unitarian Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, NJ
Tickets at the door: $20 General Admission; $5 Students with ID

**Le triomphe de l'amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
May 29 2014
May-29-2014
On Thursday, May 29, at  7PM, viol consort La Spirita** presents:  "Come Away: A Musical Journey to Renaissance Europe and Beyond." Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library 2751 Brunswick Pike, at Darrah Lane Lawrenceville, NJ.    Free admission .

An eclectic program for viols and voice of Renaissance polyphony interspersed with Baroque favorites (Bach, Pachelbel, Vitali) and a contemporary composition. Due to a hand injury, Kathleen Spencer will not be able to perform this program. We are pleased and grateful to be joined by our good friend Donna Fournier on bass viol.

**La Spirita is a member the Guild for Early Music.

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